City of Schenectady considers limiting tobacco sales near schools

Written by Theresa Zubretsky on December 1, 2014
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The City of Schenectady is considering a local ordinance that would prohibit new retail stores from selling tobacco within 1000 feet of any primary, secondary or private school. They are also considering limiting window signage to no more than 20% of total available space, a move that could reduce the amount of tobacco advertising in windows. The proposed provisions could help reduce young people’s exposure to tobacco marketing.

For more info on reducing tobacco marketing to kids, visit our website here. For local media coverage, see this article in the Times Union.